The driving creative forces behind dream-pop duo Teengirl Fantasy, Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss, met while they were both students at Oberlin College. After slowly catching the music world's attention with a few small releases, they headed abroad to go to school and make music in Amsterdam. That led to their hazy, enthralling debut, 7AM, a collection of highly textured, laid-back tracks that the duo performed and composed live, boldly turning their backs on the loops and quantization that pervades so much of modern dance music. That personal approach definitely works, as is evident on Teengirl Fantasy's just released follow-up, Tracer, an evocative, mesmerizing batch of new songs (featuring a guest spot from Panda Bear) which signifies a intoxicating new sonic direction for the emerging young band. With Gatekeeper, Sovietpanda. 18+, $12 -$14, 8 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. (Photo by Erez Avissar)
Fri., Aug. 31, 8 p.m., 2012
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